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E-auction 567-508401 - brm_582468 - FAUSTINA MINOR Denier

FAUSTINA MINOR Denier XF/AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 85 €
Maximum bid : 91 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 14:15:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers finement détaillé. Buste agréable à l’usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Faustine jeune à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Faustina Augusta”, (Faustine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SAECVLI FELICIT.
Reverse description : Trône sur lequel sont placés deux bébés (Commode et Antonin).
Reverse translation : “Sæculi Felicitas”, (La Félicité du siècle).

Commentary


Revers historiquement important commémorant la naissance de jumeaux dont Commode.

Historical background


FAUSTINA MINOR

(+175)

Augusta

Young Faustina, the daughter of Antoninus and Faustina Mother, was born between 128 and 132. She married Marc Aurèle in 145 and received the title of augusta in 146. She had thirteen children, seven of whom survived childhood. A very important coinage is struck until his death in 175 in Halala at the foot of Mount Taurus in Cappadocia.

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